Nautical Nails Pictorial

I have seen the nautical theme everywhere this summer.
From clothing to shoes to hair accessories to nails.
It is so popular.

I had to try a nautical type of nail design.

This one is the most challenging pictorial so far.
It is not that difficult but has many steps.

For the nails with the anchor, I used the newer colors I had on hand, you can use any colors you would like.
For the waves I recommend staying with white and blue colors.

Here is what you need:

- Base coat
- White polish
- Blue polish
- Base color (Anchor nails)
- Color for anchor
- some sort of medium sized dotting tool (Bobby pin, Sewing pin)
- some sort of nail striper ( a toothpick, sharp part of pen/pencil)
- Top coat

Step 1:
Apply base coat to protect nails. Apply white polish to thumb, middle and pinkie fingers. Apply Base color to pointer and ring fingers. Let polish dry.

Step 2:
To make the waves, apply blue polish to the tips of the thumb, middle and pinkie fingernails - I apply to almost half of the nail.

Step 3:
Using a dotting tool dipped in white polish, make 2 or 3 dots just under the blue line ( I also go a bit to the right).

Step 4:
Now to make the anchor... Make a straight line down the middle of the nail. Don't worry, I have shaky hands so you will be able to do this too.

Step 5:
Make a "t" towards the top of the line(area closer to cuticle).

Step 6:
Now make a "U" shape at the bottom on each side. Anchor is almost done!

Step 7:
Using a dotting tool dipped in the same color as the anchor, make a dot on the top of the anchor.

Step 8:
Then dip dotting tool into base color and make a smaller dot in the middle of the dot.

Step 9:
Let polish dry for a minute and apply a generous amount of Top coat to seal in your design.

If you have any nail designs you would like me to post please let me know!
Please share your nautical nail designs with me on Instagram and use #BU10, I would love to see them :)

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